Responding to Needs in the Lehigh Valley


Each year, the Jewish Federation appoints an Allocations Committee made up of a broad range of community members to oversee the distribution of funds to local constituent agencies serving the Lehigh Valley Jewish community in the areas of social services, Jewish education, arts and culture, youth and young adults, community building and services for seniors.


Committee members review and prioritize requests for funding from local constituent agencies to meet the social services, education, or health needs of community members or provide social, recreational, educational and cultural opportunities within the Jewish community.


Each year the Allocations Committee submits its funding recommendations to the Jewish Federation's Board of Directors. Read our annual report to learn more about where this funding goes.


Learn more about some of our local beneficiaries:
Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley 
Jewish Continuity Grants
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
Lafayette College Hillel
Hillel Society of Lehigh University
Moravian College Hillel
Muhlenberg College Hillel
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding
Lehigh Valley Kashrut Commission

2019-2020 Allocations Committee

Iris Epstein, Allocations Chair
Rance Block
Wendy Born
Temple Coldren
Karen Cooper
Iris Epstein
Jonathan Epstein
Robert Hammel
Ellen Hof
Beth Kozinn
Jay Lipschutz
William Markson
James Mueth
Judith Rodwin
Nicole Rosenthal
Steven Wiener
Robert Wilson
James Wimmer
Jeri Zimmerman